2020 Kia Sportage: Refreshed Look, New Trim & Safety Features

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The 2020 Kia Sportage will make its debut at the Chicago Auto Show (February 9-18, 2019). The popular SUV freshened up out and in, got several driver assistance features not available before, a new S trim and retained the same motors.

In a day Kia unveils its largest SUV to the public after facelift. Always being euro-focused vehicle, it remains such in its new iteration.

Exterior changes include the following newly designed elements: 17-, 18- and 19-inch alloy wheels, bumpers, exhaust tips, LED headlights and fog lights, tail light trim, as well as a front grille, an air intake and a skid plate. A new metallic Steel Grey exterior color added.

Inside the following updates are available:  SOFINO leatherette upholstery for seats, a standard 8-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, modem-enabled telematics and navigation, a wireless charging tray for smartphones, a revised steering wheel.

A list of driver assist functions is now expanded by new features, such as Driver Attention Warning, Lane Keep Assist, High Beam Assist, Smart Cruise Control with Start & Stop, Forward Collision Assist with pedestrian detection.

The new S trim joined 3 others (LX, EX, SX). Both front- and all-wheel-drive variants are available. The gearbox is 6-speed automatics. The engines are familiar: an aspirated 2.4-liter 181-hp GDI (175 lb-ft/237Nm of torque) and a 2.0-liter inline-4 turbo 241-hp one (260 lb-ft/353Nm).

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The 2020 Kia Sportage will go on sale in spring 2019. The current model costs from $23,750 in the USA.

Source: KIA

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